Cannabis farm found in former pub

Police are investigating a cannabis farm on Howard Street in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

Police are investigating a cannabis farm on Howard Street in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Daniel Hickey. - Credit: Archant

A cannabis farm has been found in a former pub in Great Yarmouth.

Police are investigating a cannabis farm on Howard Street in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

Police are investigating a cannabis farm on Howard Street in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Daniel Hickey. - Credit: Archant

A cannabis farm has been found in a former pub in Great Yarmouth.

Officers from Norfolk Police were called at 3.17am yesterday to an address on Howard Street South following reports of a cannabis farm.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered over 300 cannabis plants.

Three men in their 20s, one man in his 30s and a man in his 40s were all arrested at the address in connection with the incident.

Police are investigating a cannabis farm on Howard Street in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

Police are investigating a cannabis farm on Howard Street in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Daniel Hickey. - Credit: Archant

Local officers have been at the site throughout the morning clearing the property and seizing the plants. Enquiries are ongoing.

The building, believed to be the former Oakwood pub, is now permanently closed and was well-known as a popular live music venue during its heyday.

It is the second such discovery this week after officers were alerted on Monday March 2 to a disused hotel on Marine Parade, where 200 young cannabis plants had been growing.

Last year Great Yarmouth Borough Council approved a bid to build six houses on land at the back of the former Oakwood pub.

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

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Anyone with information regarding drugs in their area should contact Norfolk Police on 101.

Police said if you believe a crime is in progress, always call 999.

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized from an abandoned premises in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant